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COM to Honor the Black Cowboy during Juneteenth Celebration

Jun. 18, 2024

College of the Mainland (COM) invites the community to honor the Black cowboy during a riveting Juneteenth Celebration on Tuesday, June 18, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the COM Conference Center. This event holds special significance for the Galveston community as it commemorates the local and national history of emancipation and freedom.

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Mitchell Chuoke Jr. Plumbing Program Has First Graduating Cohort

Jun. 6, 2024

History was made as College of the Mainland (COM) celebrated its first graduating cohort of the Mitchell Chuoke Jr. plumbing program, consisting of nine students total. This tuition-free 10-week (80-hour) certificate program equips individuals with the foundational knowledge and skills needed to pursue an industry apprenticeship. In collaboration with Local Union 68, the program will cover residential and commercial aspects of the plumbing trade with an emphasis on safety.

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COM Theatre Director Awarded National Fellowship

May. 20, 2024

College of the Mainland (COM) theatre program director H. Russ Brown has been awarded with the first ever National Alliance Outstanding Acting Teacher Fellowship during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) National Festival at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. This award comes in partnership with the National Alliance of Acting Teachers.

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COM Hosts NAPTA Troubleshooting Skills Competition

May. 9, 2024

College of the Mainland's (COM) ICB and STEAM building were bustling with Process Technology (PTEC) students from nine different community colleges and technical schools as COM hosted the seventh annual North American Process Technology Alliance (NAPTA) Troubleshooting Skills Competition (TSC) for the first time on April 18 and 19.

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College of the Mainland Names New Police Chief

Apr. 30, 2024

College of the Mainland (COM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rodney Meyers as the new police chief of the College of the Mainland Police Department (COM PD), following an extensive search. His appointment comes after serving as the interim police chief since March 1.

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COM Hosting 50th Anniversary Cinco de Mayo Celebration on May 2

Apr. 30, 2024

College of the Mainland (COM) invites the community to join us for the 50th Anniversary Cinco de Mayo Celebration on Thursday, May 2, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Conference Center. This event is free and will feature food, mariachi music, ballet folklórico and special remarks by historian and former COM professor, Dr. Manuel Urbina II.

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COM Presents Master Your Market: How Colleges Grow Communities

Apr. 25, 2024

College of the Mainland (COM) is pleased to announce an exciting new opportunity for continuing education at Master Your Market: How Colleges Grow Communities from 9 a.m. -- 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. Available in both in-person and virtual formats, the comprehensive TREC-approved real estate course (Course #49118, 5 TREC CE credits) is designed to provide participants with valuable insight on higher education's impact on the real estate market.

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COM Dental Hygiene Program Now Accepting Applications

Apr. 23, 2024

College of the Mainland (COM) is pleased to announce the launch of its highly anticipated dental hygiene associate degree beginning Fall 2024. The program provides future dental professionals with the education and training in comprehensive dental care to pursue a rewarding career in oral health care.

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